Linear Transceiver Design for Interference Alignment: Feasibility and Computation



Dr. Zhi-Quan Luo

DateTime: 
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 

CoRE Board Room 701

Abstract:

Consider a multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) interference channel whereby each transmitter and receiver are equipped with multiple antennas. An effective approach to practically achieving high system throughput is to deploy linear transceivers (or beamformers) that can optimally exploit the spatial characteristics of the channel. The recent work of Cadambe and Jafar suggests that optimal beamformers should maximize the total degrees of freedom and achieve interference alignment in the high signal to noise ratio (SNR) regime. In this talk, we examine several issues related to the design of a linear interference alignment scheme including its computational complexity, feasibility and practical algorithms to maximize the channel throughput.

Bio:

Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) where he holds an endowed ADC Chair in digital technology. He received his B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics in 1984 from Peking University, China, and a Ph.D degree in Operations Research from MIT in 1989. From 1989 to 2003, Dr. Luo was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada, where he later served as the department head and held a senior Canada Research Chair in Information Processing. His research interests lie in the union of optimization algorithms, data communication and signal processing.

Dr. Luo is a fellow of IEEE and SIAM. He is a recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Best Paper Award in 2004 and 2009, the EURASIP Best Paper Award and the ICC's Best Paper Award in 2011. He was awarded the Farkas Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society in 2010. Dr. Luo currently chairs the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Technical Committee on Signal Processing for Communications and Networking (SPCOM). He has held editorial positions for several international journals including Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Mathematics of Computation, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Management Sciences and Mathematics of Operations Research.